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Great Railroad at Work, A


Published 1942


Excellent film of a Southern New England railroad in early 1940s. Superb shots of steam engines in motion, "ALL ABOARD!" yelled by the conductor (some of our best shots of this!), and behind the scenes ft'g. of railroad workers. Passenger trains, freight trains, roundhouse, etc. Recommended.


Producer Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Audio/Visual sound, color

Credits

Narration: Lowell Thomas.

Reviews

Reviewer: pcornelius - - November 25, 2014
Subject: Will please railfans, but also of general interest
New York, New Haven, and Hartford President and Trustee Howard S. Palmer says, "the mightiest machines produced by human ingenuity are indeed useless unless guided and serviced by the intelligence and skill of Man."

Extensive coverage of aspects of railroading not often seen, including the cleaning of car upholstery ; dismantling & refurbishment of steam locomotives ; classification of cars by "humping" ; operation of a railroad-owned electric power plant ; home delivery of freight by railroad-owned trucks ; interchange of freight cars by barge ; and servicing of bad-order rolling stock. Also good views of the 1400-series "Yankee Clipper" steam locomotives.

Generally good picture quality, but film bobs somewhat in the gate for about 30 seconds beginning about 15:40.
Reviewer: JayKay49 - - July 2, 2014
Subject: This Is An Epic Film
Everything you ever wanted to know about "rayroads" is here on this thirty - something minute film.

I guess during the war GM wasn't interested in advertising much - so JH had some time for elaborate productions.
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